Mechanical Engineer

Castellon de la Plana, Spain

About Arkadia Space🪐

Arkadia, established in 2020, is a pioneering force in the space industry. We have a clear vision: to make space exploration sustainable, accessible, and innovative. We are an in-space propulsion company, developing and commercializing the most performing chemical systems using green propellants, the real alternative to traditional storable propulsion.

Our headquarters are located in Castellon de la Plana on the Costa Azahar. We operate a 100% privately managed orbital engine Test Center al Castellón Airport, the first of its kind in Europe. This facility provides agility, flexibility and speed for tailored, rapid propulsion developments and for testing of engine prototypes and products.

At Arkadia, we trust in every member of our team as we specialize in developing cutting-edge propulsion systems. Our company culture is built on collaboration, innovation, and personal growth. We offer a friendly and stimulating work environment where you can thrive. We value work-life balance, which is reflected in flexible schedules and ongoing professional development opportunities. If you are seeking an opportunity to contribute to the future of space exploration, apply now and join us on this exciting journey!

👨‍🚀About the Position🛰️

This person will be responsible for the in-house design and development of main and auxiliary propulsion systems for the company’s portfolio of green propulsion thrusters, with the primary goal of leading their development from early concepts to flight-ready products. The role also includes thermo-mechanical design and analysis of rocket engine components. Additionally, the selected person will contribute to the growth and expansion of the company’s supply chain, including the identification and management of technologies and suppliers in fields like additive manufacturing and welding.

What you'll be doing

  • Design and development of main and auxiliary propulsion systems
  • Thermo-mechanical design and testing
  • Support with supply-chain expansion in the field of additive manufacturing and welding

What you'll need

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering 
  • Proficiency with CAD design of systems and components (Siemens NX is preferred)
  • Strong knowledge and experience with structural and thermo-mechanical analysis and FEA software (Ansys is preferred)
  • Knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes used in the aerospace industry, including welding and additive manufacturing.
  • Proficiency in the English language, both spoken and written, to effectively communicate in an international environment.  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

Nice to have

  • Drivers lisence
  • Previous experience in developing fluid/mechanical systems (3+ years)

What we Offer

🏢HQ: Castellon de la Plana

🚀 Test facilities: Airport of Castellon, Benlloch

🏠Hybrid working with the possiblity to work remote 8 days per month.

💰Attractive Salary based on experience

💙 The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects for the development of future propulsion systems, in a multidisciplinary and highly skilled environment.  

🌴23 days of holidays + 14 regional and public holidays

🏋️‍♂️Access to UJI (Universidad Jaume I)  sports facilities as part of the offering to companies in Espaitec (Gym, sports courts, swimming pool etc) at a small yearly fee.

🚚 Relocation support and the option to stay in one of our apartments (subject to availability) during your first month of employment, to help you get settled in a new town

📅 Start date as soon as possible